US 9,808,897 B2
Machine tool comprising a longitudinal rail and a transverse arm
Fabien Albert, Toulouse (FR)
Assigned to AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS, Toulouse (FR)
Filed by AIRBUS OPERATIONS S.A.S., Toulouse (FR)
Filed on Oct. 8, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/509,185.
Claims priority of application No. 13 59747 (FR), filed on Oct. 8, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0096777 A1, Apr. 9, 2015
Int. Cl. B23Q 9/00 (2006.01); B23Q 1/62 (2006.01); B21J 15/14 (2006.01)
CPC B23Q 9/0007 (2013.01) [B23Q 1/621 (2013.01); B23Q 9/0014 (2013.01); B23Q 9/0042 (2013.01); B21J 15/142 (2013.01); B23Q 2210/008 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A machine tool for carrying out operations on a part comprising:
a longitudinal rail configured to be positioned relative to the part, and further configured to be removably fastened to the part;
a transverse arm, orthogonal to the longitudinal rail, including a first end mounted for translational movement on the longitudinal rail; and
a tool carried by the transverse arm;
wherein a second end of the transverse arm is provided with a unit comprising a holding device enabling the unit to be removably held in position on the part, and the unit is motorized and includes a travel system for crawling on the part, parallel to the longitudinal rail, and wherein the tool is configured for controlled translational movement along the transverse arm between the first and second ends of the transverse arm.